Elmira man sentenced in connection to Horseheads kidnapping
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- An Elmira man will spend four and half years in prison after being charged in connection to a kidnapping in Horseheads.
According to WENY-TV News’ media partner The Star Gazette, Joseph Mahood, 21, pleaded guilty to a single charge of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony. He was then sentenced this week in the Chemung County Court.
Previously, Mahood was charged with second-degree kidnapping, first-degree robbery and second-and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, all felonies. He was also charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor.
Back in June 2021, Mahood and three others allegedly tried to kidnap a person in Horseheads. New York State Police say the attempted kidnapping happened near the Dandy Mini Mart at 104 Wygant Road.
After conducting a traffic stop, Troopers took Mahood, Brandon Measheaw, Nicholas Gunderman and Taren Klumpe into custody. The group was charged with kidnapping, as well as various drug and weapon counts.
Since the alleged kidnapping, Klumpe was sentenced to two years in Chemung County Jail after pleading guilty to petit larceny and unlawful imprisonment.